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post #1 of 21 Old 08-13-2017, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Right angle valve stem adapter thingy's

I know I'm getting lazy now but... I have a DL650XT - spoke wheels - getting to the tyre inflation valves can be tricky. I saw some pretty little right angle adapters on eBay - are they a good thing? Will they fit around the flange on the spoked wheels? Will it throw off my wheel balance? Will I look like a knob?

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post #2 of 21 Old 08-13-2017, 05:07 AM
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I just carry one in case the inflator gets difficult, worry they might leak or get stolen
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post #3 of 21 Old 08-13-2017, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Would you say that it's practical to:

- rock up at the servo (sorry, OZ for service station )
- screw on the adapter
- inflate as required
- remove the adapter

You don't loose too much air removing, that kind of thing?

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That's what I did Scott, until I had proper right angle valve stems fitted.

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post #5 of 21 Old 08-13-2017, 08:29 AM
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Sadly I found out they don't fit. Oh well!
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post #6 of 21 Old 08-13-2017, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I've invested $1.78 in an adapter, I'll let you know how it goes
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post #7 of 21 Old 08-13-2017, 09:32 PM
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I would suggest you use as above have said. Just plug it on when ever you need to check pressures if needed. Do not leave it on the valve stem all the time. Have had a few friends loose air as they were going along as the adaptors can come undone and you won't know until you feel the back end or worse front become squirrely. Next time you get new tyres just put in the angled proper valve stems and they will be fine.
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post #8 of 21 Old 08-14-2017, 12:25 AM
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My Triumph Tiger has right angle valve stems from the factory. SO, I know they are made. I love them but doubt I would spend as much as it would cost to convert my Wee. Well, maybe when I changed the tires..maybe....

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I guess that you are concerned about the beads through which the spokes are secured. Some right angle valve stems are shorter and might be a problem.
I would save this for when you next change tyres - and yes, they are very convenient when using car type air guns. Always fit them pointing out to the right.
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post #10 of 21 Old 08-14-2017, 08:02 PM
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My RA valve stems are very close to the rim on my 06 1000. May not work on the spoked rim. They come in different sizes. Check eBay.
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